Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Compare the differences between a paperless and a chartless practice.
  • Identify the owner of the dental record.
  • Contrast the difference between a subjective and objective statement.
  • Describe basic focuses of the four HIPAA standards.
  • Justify the importance of keeping original patient records.
  • Illustrate and translate the use of office standardized and common treatment and charting abbreviations.
  • Discuss the advantage of comprehensive documentation versus incomplete treatment entries.
  • List the differences between vital, important, useful and non-essential documents.
  • Outline necessary documents for a complete patient dental record.
  • Describe how to correct an incorrect charting entry.
  • Relate the difference between business and clinical dental records.
  • Describe the cabinetry styles of paper records.
  • Describe the importance of dental record storage and back up.
  • Explain the retention of dental records.
  • Employ the proper transfer of dental records between locations and dental offices.